The Global Legal Post | Latesthttp://www.globallegalpost.comThe latest stories from The Global Legal PostFri, 31 Oct 2014en-gb(C) 2014 Futurelex LtdGlobal Legal Post - Latest News &amp; Headlineshttp://www.globallegalpost.comhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/images/feed-image/global-legal-post.pngLiquidators seek to overturn immunities of Halliwells partners<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/liquidators-seek-to-overturn-immunities-of-halliwells-partners-77516848/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Man11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Liquidators of the failed UK firm Halliwells will continue to pursue its former partners despite a High Court ruling which gives protection to nine of the 150 people who had been in the partnership.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/liquidators-seek-to-overturn-immunities-of-halliwells-partners-77516848/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10Six law firms dominate Indian recruitment<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/six-law-firms-dominate-indian-recruitment-18418182/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Out1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Over half of Indian graduates going from the top nine law schools into law firms are heading for Amarchand Mangaldas and five other leading practices.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/six-law-firms-dominate-indian-recruitment-18418182/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10Russia urged to investigate use of foreign law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/russia-urged-to-investigate-use-of-foreign-law-firms-21934711/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mos1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A senator in the Russian parliament is urging an inquiry into the use of foreign law firms after the country was told to pay US$50b in an arbitration in the Hague.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/russia-urged-to-investigate-use-of-foreign-law-firms-21934711/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10Egorov Puginsky recruits from DLA Piper<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/egorov-puginsky-recruits-from-dla-piper-69085127/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/StP1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Olga Mischenko, formerly of DLA Piper, is to join the St Petersburg office of Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners as head of construction and PPP.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/egorov-puginsky-recruits-from-dla-piper-69085127/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:10Law school restructures debt as admissions fall<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-school-restructures-debt-as-admissions-fall-6593378/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/SanD1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Thomas Jefferson School of Law has announced that bond-holders will become the owners of its law school building and that they will let the school use the premises on a lease.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-school-restructures-debt-as-admissions-fall-6593378/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:10DLA lawyers poised to leave to form Washington DC consultancy<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-lawyers-poised-to-leave-to-form-washington-dc-consultancy-25653763/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Whi11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Between six and ten lawyers in DLA Piper are about to leave to join the Daschle Group, set up by former US senator Tom Daschle.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-lawyers-poised-to-leave-to-form-washington-dc-consultancy-25653763/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10GCs concerned over transfer pricing tax charges<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gcs-concerned-over-transfer-pricing-tax-charges-80957431/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tfr1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Just over two-thirds (67%) of in-house tax specialists and lawyers are 'somewhat or very concerned' about tax adjustments which they expect to follow from the implementation of OECD guidance on transfer pricing.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/gcs-concerned-over-transfer-pricing-tax-charges-80957431/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10British banks posts &pound;1.2b legal charges and fines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-banks-posts-12b-legal-charges-and-fines-5263793/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bar11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland have joined the stream of banks in Europe and the US increasing their legal provisions as a result of negotiatons with regulators.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/british-banks-posts-12b-legal-charges-and-fines-5263793/Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:10Edwards Wildman reshuffles in London as Cooley speculation mounts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/edwards-wildman-reshuffles-in-london-as-cooley-speculation-mounts-39318695/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Edwards Wildman Palmer has reshuffled its management team in London as speculation mounts that former office head Nick Bolter could be on his way to Cooley.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/edwards-wildman-reshuffles-in-london-as-cooley-speculation-mounts-39318695/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10GCs disclose areas of greatest concern<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gcs-disclose-areas-of-greatest-concern-14343825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Reputation management, the lack of truly global law firms and 'useless, generic memos' are three of the issues which keep GCs awake at night, according to the New York Legal Marketing Association.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/gcs-disclose-areas-of-greatest-concern-14343825/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10Bank Leumi warns of high regulatory settlement cost<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bank-leumi-warns-of-high-regulatory-settlement-cost-25955581/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tel12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Israel's second largest lender, Bank Leumi, has become the latest bank to give notice of a settlement with regulators that looks likely to be much higher than previously expected.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bank-leumi-warns-of-high-regulatory-settlement-cost-25955581/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10Legal heads should have more board influence, says GC<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-heads-should-have-more-board-influence-says-gc-95259758/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Boa12.jpg' border='0'/></a>The General Counsel for Singapore Press Holdings says that legal chiefs need to have more influence on top level decision-making.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-heads-should-have-more-board-influence-says-gc-95259758/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10Paul Hastings recruits White & Case IP head in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-recruits-white--case-ip-head-in-london-16943232/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon21.jpg' border='0'/></a>Ashley Winton, formerly head of IP and IT at White & Case's London office, is joining Paul Hastings on 3 November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/paul-hastings-recruits-white--case-ip-head-in-london-16943232/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10Demand for paralegals outstrips lawyers in energy hub<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/demand-for-paralegals-outstrips-lawyers-in-energy-hub-32810006/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Hou1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The legal specialists most in demand in the Texan city of Houston are not lawyers but corporate paralegals, according to Robert Half Legal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/demand-for-paralegals-outstrips-lawyers-in-energy-hub-32810006/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10Three Saudi lawyers jailed over Twitter comments<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-saudi-lawyers-jailed-over-twitter-comments-27002997/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Riy1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three lawyers have been sentenced to between five and eight years in jail after criticising the Saudi justice system on Twitter.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/three-saudi-lawyers-jailed-over-twitter-comments-27002997/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10Amarchand eyes Singapore for ninth office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amarchand-eyes-singapore-for-ninth-office-13939196/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sin11.jpg' border='0'/></a>India's largest law firm, Amarchand Mangaldas, is starting to plan the location of its ninth office - and has put Hong Kong, London, Dubai, New York and Singapore on the shortlist.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/amarchand-eyes-singapore-for-ninth-office-13939196/Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:10DLA boosts Mexico base by City firm merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-boosts-mexico-base-by-city-firm-merger-81855795/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mex1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Mexico City law firm Gallastegui y Lozano is merging in with DLA Piper, strengthening the practice by another seven partners.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/dla-boosts-mexico-base-by-city-firm-merger-81855795/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:10Banks fight over extra clauses in SEC settlements<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/banks-fight-over-extra-clauses-in-sec-settlements-2560538/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/BoA11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A US$16.65b settlement agreed by Bank of America in August is being delayed because of the existence of certain waiver clauses in relation to $135m of that sum which is owed to the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission).http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/banks-fight-over-extra-clauses-in-sec-settlements-2560538/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10Indian law firm fees halve on debt documentation<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-law-firm-fees-halve-on-debt-documentation-56451561/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mum1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Competition has driven out hourly charging and nearly cut fees in half over the course of this year in relation to documentation on non-convertible debentures (NCDs).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/indian-law-firm-fees-halve-on-debt-documentation-56451561/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10Greek millionaire loses &pound;13m on Clifford Chance opportunity<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/greek-millionaire-loses-13m-on-clifford-chance-opportunity-45579159/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oil11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Shipping tycoon Andonis Lemos looks set to lose the &pound;13.75m he put up as a professional litigation funder because of family connections with the Clifford Chance partner handling the case.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/greek-millionaire-loses-13m-on-clifford-chance-opportunity-45579159/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10Companies seek legal advice on ebola<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-seek-legal-advice-on-ebola-62643455/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ebo11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Specialist employment lawyers in the US say they are starting to be asked for advice on ebola from employers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/companies-seek-legal-advice-on-ebola-62643455/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:10Banks up scrutiny on legal adviser security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/banks-up-scrutiny-on-legal-adviser-security-93462304/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Aud1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Banks have stepped up the security checks they carry out on legal advisers, with on-site IT audits happening more frequently.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/banks-up-scrutiny-on-legal-adviser-security-93462304/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10Deutsche board reshaped to focus on legal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/deutsche-board-reshaped-to-focus-on-legal-76693412/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ira1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Deutsche Bank is expanding and rejigging its board partly with the aim of tackling the legal and regulatory issues it faces.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/deutsche-board-reshaped-to-focus-on-legal-76693412/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:10Tax inversions show success of government lawyers who go private<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/tax-inversions-show-success-of-government-lawyers-who-go-private-10015113/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HQ1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The trend for US companies to move their HQs to countries with lower tax charges owes much to the ingenuity of government tax specialists who helped design or implement the rules and then went private.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/tax-inversions-show-success-of-government-lawyers-who-go-private-10015113/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10IT legal products proliferate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/it-legal-products-proliferate-82236973/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/IT11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The launch rate of e-products in the legal sector is increasing so fast that a range of them have been unveiled this week alone.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/it-legal-products-proliferate-82236973/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10Around the house<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-46330771/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Eri1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the worldhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the-house-46330771/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:10UBS undershoots profits forecasts because of legal provisions<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ubs-undershoots-profits-forecasts-because-of-legal-provisions-35103019/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UBS11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Swiss bank UBS has come in 5% under analyst expectations in Q3 2014, held back by legal provisions of &euro;1.5b.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ubs-undershoots-profits-forecasts-because-of-legal-provisions-35103019/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10Experts disappointed by Chinese law reforms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/experts-disappointed-by-chinese-law-reforms-68506587/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi13.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Chinese Communist Party's announcement on legal reforms, at the end of its annual plenum, has disappointed people who hoped for progress.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/experts-disappointed-by-chinese-law-reforms-68506587/Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:10Pioneering accountancy firm extends its legal services<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pioneering-accountancy-firm-extends-its-legal-services-81274220/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Acc1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A UK-based accountancy firm is planning to offer advocacy services in front of employment tribunals and a broad range of services, including legal advice, on low-end M&A.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/pioneering-accountancy-firm-extends-its-legal-services-81274220/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:10Walmart company to give discounts on legal products<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/walmart-company-to-give-discounts-on-legal-products-62207501/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wal1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Members of Sam's Club, a retail warehouse subsidiary of Walmart, are being offered 'exclusive savings' on legal documents and some legal advice.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/walmart-company-to-give-discounts-on-legal-products-62207501/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:10Law school grads take risks on debt<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-school-grads-take-risks-on-debt-34971332/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sch1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A law school debt calculator produced by the Washington Post is suggests that many students will be taking a risk by following this career path.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-school-grads-take-risks-on-debt-34971332/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:10Telecoms giant gives employment advice to other businesses<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/telecoms-giant-gives-employment-advice-to-other-businesses-72674930/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/BT11.jpg' border='0'/></a>BT, the UK telecoms provider, has begun offering employment legal advice to external businesses just over a year after setting up part of its legal team as an ABS (alternative business structure) called BT Law.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/telecoms-giant-gives-employment-advice-to-other-businesses-72674930/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:10Clyde takes three Sparke Helmore partners to open in Brisbane<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-takes-three-sparke-helmore-partners-to-open-in-brisbane-43523647/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bri11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three insurance and commercial litigation specialists are leaving Sparke Helmore to open up a Brisbane office for Clyde & Co, its fourth in Australia.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/clyde-takes-three-sparke-helmore-partners-to-open-in-brisbane-43523647/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 07:10Death of lawyers raised as issue on Colombia-EU trade deal<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/death-of-lawyers-raised-as-issue-on-colombia-eu-trade-deal-11115264/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Col11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Irish lawyers are asking their government to hold up the ratification of a trade deal because of the murders of lawyers in Colombia - running at the rate of one a month.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/death-of-lawyers-raised-as-issue-on-colombia-eu-trade-deal-11115264/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:10Kenyan lawyers offer free legal advice for a week<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kenyan-lawyers-offer-free-legal-advice-for-a-week-3638472/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Nai1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 7,176 Kenyan lawyers are to offer services for free this week to highlight the availability of Legal Aid.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kenyan-lawyers-offer-free-legal-advice-for-a-week-3638472/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:10Lawyer accused of installing spyware on ex-husband's computer<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-accused-of-installing-spyware-on-ex-husbands-computer-67721352/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Div11.jpg' border='0'/></a>A Tennessee lawyer has been censured for using improper methods to obtain her divorce.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lawyer-accused-of-installing-spyware-on-ex-husbands-computer-67721352/Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:10Deutsche Bank senior lawyer commits suicide in New York<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deutsche-bank-senior-lawyer-commits-suicide-in-new-york-84666676/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Deu1.jpg' border='0'/></a>One of the senior Deutsche Bank regulatory lawyers who has been involved in negotiating over allegations of benchmark fixing appears to have committed suicide.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/deutsche-bank-senior-lawyer-commits-suicide-in-new-york-84666676/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:10Monica Lewinsky complaints on lawyers supported in report<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/monica-lewinsky-complaints-on-lawyers-supported-in-report-73760704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mon1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A report produced in 2000 on the way government lawyers questioned President Bill Clinton's intern and intimate Monica Lewinsky upholds her statements that she was treated poorly by them.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/monica-lewinsky-complaints-on-lawyers-supported-in-report-73760704/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:10Partners pencil in Locke Lord Edwards merger for January<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/partners-pencil-in-locke-lord-edwards-merger-for-january-11048934/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Partners in US practices Locke Lord and Edwards Wildman Palmer are preparing to vote on whether they should merge to create a 1,000-lawyer from January.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/partners-pencil-in-locke-lord-edwards-merger-for-january-11048934/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:10Company secretaries can act for over 1,000 companies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/company-secretaries-can-act-for-over-1000-companies-31865643/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cos1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Singapore is debating the case of a company secretary who acted for 1,000 companies to see if a limit should be put upon the number.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/company-secretaries-can-act-for-over-1000-companies-31865643/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:10Linklaters tops UK rankings<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-tops-uk-rankings-75405987/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/UK12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Linklaters leads the UK100 listing of firms by revenue earnt from the UK last year, showing revenue of &pound;564m - but US firms are making progress further down the table.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/linklaters-tops-uk-rankings-75405987/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:10US firm lets clients settle bills by Apple Pay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firm-lets-clients-settle-bills-by-apple-pay-2537106/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/iPh1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A law firm in Michigan which defends people on drunk driving charges is to let clients pay it by Apple Pay, the contactless system that can be used via iPhones, Apple Watch and iPads.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-firm-lets-clients-settle-bills-by-apple-pay-2537106/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:10Philippines urged to set up cyber crime courts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philippines-urged-to-set-up-cyber-crime-courts-50256535/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Phi11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Department of Justice's and its newly created Prosecution Task Force on Cybercrime are calling for specialist courts to be set up.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/philippines-urged-to-set-up-cyber-crime-courts-50256535/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:10S Korea prepares for corruption clampdown<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/s-korea-prepares-for-corruption-clampdown-17329291/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Kor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pressure is coming on the South Korean parliament to pass a bill which would increase the punishment handed out to civil servants who take bribes.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/s-korea-prepares-for-corruption-clampdown-17329291/Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:10M&A regulation costs fall in China<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ma-regulation-costs-fall-in-china-74090218/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/manda.jpg' border='0'/></a>Moves by the Chinese M&A watchdog to cut the time in half for approving deals is pushing down the legal costs for businesses.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ma-regulation-costs-fall-in-china-74090218/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:10US compliance directors set for 5.2pc salary growth in 2015<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-compliance-directors-set-for-52pc-salary-growth-in-2015-80225672/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Comp1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The Robert Half Legal 2015 Salary Guide predicts the biggest increases for compliance officers of ten years standing (5.2%) and for ten-year qualifieds at small to midsize law firms (4.9%).http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-compliance-directors-set-for-52pc-salary-growth-in-2015-80225672/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:10Deloitte faces pension age probe<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/deloitte-faces-pension-age-probe-43506246/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/REt1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An investigation by the US's Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) into the Deloitte retirement age of 62 for partners could have implications for law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/deloitte-faces-pension-age-probe-43506246/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:10IP lawyers under pressure over fixed fees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-lawyers-under-pressure-over-fixed-fees-41433593/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pat1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The three main challenges facing IP law firms are fixed fees, the pressure to attract new clients and growing profitability.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ip-lawyers-under-pressure-over-fixed-fees-41433593/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:10US$50m legal fees sought in basketball case<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us$50m-legal-fees-sought-in-basketball-case-29703800/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bas1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A group of 32 law firms which acted for UCLA amateur basketball player Ed O'Bannon is seeking US50m relating to the three-week hearing this summer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us$50m-legal-fees-sought-in-basketball-case-29703800/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:10Chinese judges given greater independence<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-judges-given-greater-independence-78758541/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some experts have cautiously welcomed the announcement of reforms which will discourage local Communist party officials from trying to influence judges.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-judges-given-greater-independence-78758541/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:10LexisNexis Firm Manager to integrate with Microsoft Office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-firm-manager-to-integrate-with-microsoft-office-1474264/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mic1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The cloud-based practice manager solution LexisNexis Firm Manager is to be integrated into Microsoft Office 365.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/lexisnexis-firm-manager-to-integrate-with-microsoft-office-1474264/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:10Law bloggers urged to use Facebook<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-bloggers-urged-to-use-facebook-18737197/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Blo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Blogging lawyers are being urged to overcome their uncertainty about Facebook by Kevin O'Keefe of LexBlog if they want to increase their readership.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/law-bloggers-urged-to-use-facebook-18737197/Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:10Legal downturn hits New York office space market<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-downturn-hits-new-york-office-space-market-9995487/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Off1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A combination of lawyers using less office space per head and the effects on the legal sector of the downturn could be leading to a permanent change in the office sector, according to property broker Savills Studley.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/legal-downturn-hits-new-york-office-space-market-9995487/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Hong Kong becomes hot spot for US lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hong-kong-becomes-hot-spot-for-us-lawyers-6712116/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Chi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The rapid growth in investigations in China into corporate misconduct has seen several US law firms increase their numbers there.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hong-kong-becomes-hot-spot-for-us-lawyers-6712116/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Chinese hackers target Australian law firms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-hackers-target-australian-law-firms-79580822/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Aus1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Legal practices are among the businesses being targeted by at least 13 advanced malware groups from China, according to a forensics expert.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/chinese-hackers-target-australian-law-firms-79580822/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10TAGLaw meets in Hong Kong<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taglaw-meets-in-hong-kong-45575825/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/HK12.jpg' border='0'/></a>Some 35 countries have been represented at the 31st international conference of TAGLaw, the association of independent law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/taglaw-meets-in-hong-kong-45575825/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Accountancy firm gets green light on probate<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/accountancy-firm-gets-green-light-on-probate-63443812/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Wil1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An accountancy regulatory body has given the green light to one of its members to carry out probate work, encouraging others to apply for the same authorisation.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/accountancy-firm-gets-green-light-on-probate-63443812/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:10US climate change lawyers turn to the courts<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-climate-change-lawyers-turn-to-the-courts-68053961/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Flo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Environmental lawyers are considering following the example of tobacco cases by using state courts to challenge polluters.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/us-climate-change-lawyers-turn-to-the-courts-68053961/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10NY state pledges more aid for lawyers to the poor<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-state-pledges-more-aid-for-lawyers-to-the-poor-50793026/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Poor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The governor of New York state has agreed to pay for bigger and better offices for public defenders, after agreeing to settle a class action law suit on the issue.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ny-state-pledges-more-aid-for-lawyers-to-the-poor-50793026/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:10Republicans prepare for elections with 1,000 lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/republicans-prepare-for-elections-with-1000-lawyers-51378672/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/US11.jpg' border='0'/></a>The US political parties are preparing large teams of lawyers to be ready for recounts and other problems when the mid-term elections take place on 4 November.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/republicans-prepare-for-elections-with-1000-lawyers-51378672/Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:10Employers fail to restrain irresponsible employees<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/employers-fail-to-restrain-irresponsible-employees-82862686/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Emp11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Employers can do a lot to avoid injunctions in cases where a new recruit arrives and misuses information from a previous employer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/employers-fail-to-restrain-irresponsible-employees-82862686/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10GM's top lawyer to retire as recall controversy continues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gms-top-lawyer-to-retire-as-recall-controversy-continues-22462664/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/GM11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Michael Millikin, the 66-year old lawyer who is general counsel at General Motors, is to retire in early 2015 after 38 years at the company.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/gms-top-lawyer-to-retire-as-recall-controversy-continues-22462664/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10Around the House<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the--house-94754409/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oba2.jpg' border='0'/></a>A weekly round-up of moves around the worldhttp://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/around-the--house-94754409/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10Counsel state their pet dislike with external lawyers<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/counsel-state-their-pet-dislike-with-external-lawyers-23892462/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cro1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number one irritation for in-house lawyers is when they see a tendency to over-staff projects by their external advisers.http://www.globallegalpost.com/corporate-counsel/counsel-state-their-pet-dislike-with-external-lawyers-23892462/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10KPMG makes ABS innovation in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kpmg-makes-abs-innovation-in-uk-3597189/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/KPM1.jpg' border='0'/></a>KPMG has just been given an ABS (Alternative Business Structure) license but claims that it will use it to run a multi-disciplinary practice, rather than setting one up for a separate legal arm.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/kpmg-makes-abs-innovation-in-uk-3597189/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10EU hands out &euro;94m in bank fines<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-hands-out-94m-in-bank-fines-77617364/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/EU11.jpg' border='0'/></a>JP Morgan Chase has been fined &euro;72m with UBS having to pay &euro;12.6m and Credit Suisse &euro;9.2m in the latest round of bank fines.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-hands-out-94m-in-bank-fines-77617364/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10Controversy as Washington lawyer is appointed as ebola czar<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/controversy-as-washington-lawyer-is-appointed-as-ebola-czar-16728704/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Whi1.jpg' border='0'/></a>President Barak Obama's appointment of a lawyer, Washington DC-based Ron Klain - rather than a medic has provoked controversy in the US.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/controversy-as-washington-lawyer-is-appointed-as-ebola-czar-16728704/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10CEO of legal expenses insurer suspended<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ceo-of-legal-expenses-insurer-suspended-37688950/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bri1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DAS, the UK-based legal expenses insurer, has suspended CEO Paul Asplin while an investigation is carried out into his relationship with a supplier.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ceo-of-legal-expenses-insurer-suspended-37688950/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10EU in legal battle with Bulgaria over bank<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-in-legal-battle-with-bulgaria-over-bank-19859411/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sof1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The EU's banking watchdog has urged the Bulgarian authorities to give bank customers access to their deposits after access was stopped four months ago to customers of Corporate Commercial Bank.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/eu-in-legal-battle-with-bulgaria-over-bank-19859411/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10NY regulator raises questions over law firm security<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ny-regulator-raises-questions-over-law-firm-security-72205562/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cyb2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Benjamim Lawsky, the top financial watchdog in New York state, is asking banks about the cyber security of their suppliers, including law firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/ny-regulator-raises-questions-over-law-firm-security-72205562/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:10Freshfields highlights growth in Africa deals<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-highlights-growth-in-africa-deals-62111625/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Afr1.jpg' border='0'/></a>The value of African private equity deals reached its highest level since the global financial crisis in the first half of this year, according to Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/freshfields-highlights-growth-in-africa-deals-62111625/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:10Bingham chief admits to rough spot<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-chief-admits-to-rough-spot-25016932/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bos1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Steven Browne, managing partner at Bingham McCutchen has given an interview to the Boston Globe where he admits the difficulties the firm has gone through.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bingham-chief-admits-to-rough-spot-25016932/Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10Facebook sues DLA Piper<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/facebook-sues-dla-piper-7477073/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Fac1.jpg' border='0'/></a>DLA Piper has been sued by Facebook and its creator Mark Zuckerberg in relation to the firm's representation of Paul Ceglia in a case against the social media giant in 2010.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/facebook-sues-dla-piper-7477073/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:10Dickstein Shapiro lawyers head for Manatt Phelps<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dickstein-shapiro-lawyers-head-for-manatt-phelps-92478944/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Los1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Three Dickstein Shapiro IP lawyers have left the six-office US firm to join Manatt Phelps & Phillips in California.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/dickstein-shapiro-lawyers-head-for-manatt-phelps-92478944/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Health and employment lawyers advise on ebola<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/health-and-employment-lawyers-advise-on-ebola-41040233/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ebo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Lawyers are being asked a wide range of questions on the ebola virus, ranging from employment to privacy to avoiding litigation which could come from treating patients.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/health-and-employment-lawyers-advise-on-ebola-41040233/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Africa race continues with Orrick and Gide<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/africa-race-continues-with-orrick-and-gide-82875035/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Mor1.jpg' border='0'/></a>French firm Gide and Spanish practice Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira are combining their Moroccan legal teams while Orrick is launching an affiliate office in the Cote d'Ivoire.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/africa-race-continues-with-orrick-and-gide-82875035/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Chinese lawyers lower reform expectations<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-lawyers-lower-reform-expectations-49517505/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bei3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Chinese campaigners for legal reform are expecting little in the way of immediate results from this weeks's Communist party meeting which will focus on the theme of 'governing the country according to law'.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/chinese-lawyers-lower-reform-expectations-49517505/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Akin Gump wins Bingham junior lawyers in London<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-wins-bingham-junior-lawyers-in-london-38842786/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Cit1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has won over 21 junior lawyers from Bingham McCutchen and taken on Bingham's City centre lease.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/akin-gump-wins-bingham-junior-lawyers-in-london-38842786/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:10Defamation cases up 23pc in UK<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/defamation-cases-up-23pc-in-uk-97633627/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tw3.jpg' border='0'/></a>The number of reported defamation cases rose from 70 to 86 over the last year, pushed up by a substantial growth in those relating to social media.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/defamation-cases-up-23pc-in-uk-97633627/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:10Globalaw in Managing Partner Forum first<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-in-managing-partner-forum-first-66009949/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Dal3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Globalaw, the network of 110 independent law firms, has held its first annual 'managing partner forum' for American members.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/globalaw-in-managing-partner-forum-first-66009949/Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:10Law Society of Kenya sues top UK human rights firm<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-of-kenya-sues-top-uk-human-rights-firm-78614044/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ken1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Leigh Day is facing allegations of 'fraudulently' inflating a compensation bill in the run-up to last year's agreement by the British Foreign Office to pay &pound;19.9 m in a settlement compensation over the Mau Mau uprising.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-society-of-kenya-sues-top-uk-human-rights-firm-78614044/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10China set to announce legal reforms<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-set-to-announce-legal-reforms-56072827/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Comm1.jpg' border='0'/></a>China is expected to announce reforms this weeks which would reduce the influence of Communist Party and local officials on court cases.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/china-set-to-announce-legal-reforms-56072827/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Former Miss Malaysia's divorce risks dual jurisdiction nightmare<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-miss-malaysias-divorce-risks-dual-jurisdiction-nightmare-12397241/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Sho1.jpg' border='0'/></a>An English judge has warned of a 'nightmare' scenario in which a Malaysian/English divorce ends up being heard in both territories.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-miss-malaysias-divorce-risks-dual-jurisdiction-nightmare-12397241/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Law firm donations slump in US mid-season elections<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-donations-slump-in-us-mid-season-elections-16246294/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Oba1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms, among the most generous political donors in the US, are giving some 35% less than in the 2010 mid-term polls.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firm-donations-slump-in-us-mid-season-elections-16246294/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10RoboLaw examine driverless car issues<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robolaw-examine-driverless-car-issues-88197843/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Robo1.jpg' border='0'/></a>RoboLaw, a consortium of Italian lawyers and experts, has begun examining the legal issues for cases in which driverless cars and other robots become involved in accidents.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/robolaw-examine-driverless-car-issues-88197843/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10US law firms ahead of UK rivals on London starting pay<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firms-ahead-of-uk-rivals-on-london-starting-pay-94757655/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Lon.jpg' border='0'/></a>There are at least 15 US law firms offering higher salaries to newly-qualified lawyers in London than the Magic Circle in the 2014/15 pay year.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/us-law-firms-ahead-of-uk-rivals-on-london-starting-pay-94757655/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Squire Patton recruits Nabarro projects team<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-recruits-nabarro-projects-team-45522250/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Bri.jpg' border='0'/></a>London-based Nabarro partner Robin Baillie, a specialist in infrastructure, is joining Squire Patton Boggs, along with two associates.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/squire-patton-recruits-nabarro-projects-team-45522250/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Bird & Bird enters Australia via Sydney merger<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-enters-australia-via-sydney-merger-59484220/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Syd.jpg' border='0'/></a>Bird & Bird is to open next month in Australia, with a headcount of 42, through a merger with technology boutique practice Truman Hoyle.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/bird--bird-enters-australia-via-sydney-merger-59484220/Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:10Hawaii lawyers join international association<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hawaii-lawyers-join-international-association-65169555/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Haw1.jpg' border='0'/></a>Pacific Lawyers, an affiliation of law firms in Hawaii, the Philippines and other locations, is joining ALFA International, the global network.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/hawaii-lawyers-join-international-association-65169555/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Lawyer sentenced after abandoning practice<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sentenced-after-abandoning-practice-57012378/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Ist1.jpg' border='0'/></a>A 40-year Missouri lawyer has been sentenced to 44 months in prison after a series of misdemeanours including drink driving, leaving his practice in disarray and stealing from his mother.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/lawyer-sentenced-after-abandoning-practice-57012378/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Foreign law firms get setback in India<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-law-firms-get-setback-in-india-75730447/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/india18.jpg' border='0'/></a>The ruling BJP party in India has made its first comments on the status of foreign law firms when a spokeswoman said that protection would be extended for local firms.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/foreign-law-firms-get-setback-in-india-75730447/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Holland & Knight to defend claim from ex senior partner<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-to-defend-claim-from-ex-senior-partner-62574464/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/us7.jpg' border='0'/></a>The 1,000-lawyer, international practice Holland & Knight is to defend claims from a former senior partner that he has been underpaid by US$1.5m.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/holland--knight-to-defend-claim-from-ex-senior-partner-62574464/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10US law firms face onerous tax changes<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/us-law-firms-face-onerous-tax-changes-26110678/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/tax aba.jpg' border='0'/></a>The American Bar Association has criticised the proposals which would impact firms with $10m or more annual gross receipts.http://www.globallegalpost.com/management-speak/us-law-firms-face-onerous-tax-changes-26110678/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Women earn 28 per cent less than men<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-earn-28-per-cent-less-than-men-40730198/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/female.jpg' border='0'/></a>Female lawyers are continuing to earn less than their male colleagues and are not promoted at the same rate as men.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/women-earn-28-per-cent-less-than-men-40730198/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10A&O highlights global M&A recovery<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-highlights-global-ma-recovery-71008313/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/deals3.jpg' border='0'/></a>M&A deals are soaring in comparison with the figures for 2013, according to an analysis by Allen & Overy.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/ao-highlights-global-ma-recovery-71008313/Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:10Seywarth highlights rise of US disability access claims<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/seywarth-highlights-rise-of-us-disability-access-claims-53732885/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Pool11.jpg' border='0'/></a>Disability claims relating to ramps and other forms of access rose 55 per cent in the year to June 30, according to an analysis by Washington DC-based Seywarth Shaw.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/seywarth-highlights-rise-of-us-disability-access-claims-53732885/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:10Former employees sue Heenan Blaikie<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-employees-sue-heenan-blaikie-76689523/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/Tor2.jpg' border='0'/></a>Eight months after it failed, Canadian firm Heenan Blaikie is facing a raft of claims from former employees for wages outstanding and wrongful dismissal.http://www.globallegalpost.com/global-view/former-employees-sue-heenan-blaikie-76689523/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 08:10Hogan Lovell recruits partner for Vietnam office<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovell-recruits-partner-for-vietnam-office-21153587/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/vietnam3.jpg' border='0'/></a>Hogan Lovells has recruited a senior associate, Jeff Olson, from Allen & Overy, and is appointing him as its first partner on the ground in Vietnam.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/hogan-lovell-recruits-partner-for-vietnam-office-21153587/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:10French lawyers escape radical reform<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/french-lawyers-escape-radical-reform-34295842/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/france2.jpg' border='0'/></a>The French legal profession appears to have been successful in its recent campaign to avoid losing its monopoly on providing legal services.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/french-lawyers-escape-radical-reform-34295842/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:10Law firms lack social media policies<a href = 'http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-lack-social-media-policies-71369303/'><img width='120px' align='left' alt='' src='http://www.globallegalpost.com/uploads/images/social media9.jpg' border='0'/></a>Law firms are taking huge risks by not training their lawyers on social media nor ensuring they have training.http://www.globallegalpost.com/big-stories/law-firms-lack-social-media-policies-71369303/Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:10